[Purdue-pm] question about Das Keyboard
mark at ecn.purdue.edu
Mon Sep 26 05:29:10 PDT 2011
mdw> I figure that Perl enthusiasts are probably typing enthusiasts
mdw> too? (If not, please forgive this unsolicited email!) I'm
mdw> wondering if any of you have used the Das Keyboard or perhaps
mdw> have one in your office? I have been thinking about taking the
mdw> plunge to one of these:
mdw> I currently use a Matias Tactile Pro 2, so this wouldn't be a
mdw> huge change for me, but I'm just hoping to see one in person
mdw> before I make the leap.
mdw> If you have a Das Keyboard or know of one on campus, I'd love
mdw> to know about it. Thanks!
I haven't used either of these but highly recommend one feature of the
Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Keyboard: no inscriptions on the keys
(blank keys), forcing one to touch type all characters. I've used a
TypeMatrix 2030 keyboard with blank keys and love that feature.
(The TypeMatrix 2020 with Dvorak-only labeling (it doesn't come blank)
is my all-time favorite keyboard---hands are furthur apart on the 2020
than the 2030. See http://www.typematrix.com/shop/ for more info on the
2020 and 2030. Disclosure: I don't get anything from recommending,
havenn't invested in company, etc.)
I'll be giving a talk to the Purdue Human Factors and Ergonomics
Society on October 20, 2011 it will be named something like one of the
following (haven't decided for sure yet):
Computer Keyboard Design
Computer Keyboard Design: Pessimal on Purpose and How to Fix It
Computer Keyboard Design: Why is Something Used So Much Designed
Computer Keyboard Evolution
Attendance is free. Details are at
I'll put the notes on the Internet after the talk.
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